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How to Increase Student Goal Awareness: Goal Buntings

One of my goals for this year is to increase my students’ goal awareness in speech. I have a couple things that I am trying, and today I’ll be sharing about my goal bunting. More strategies coming soon!

We want students to be invested in their goals, obviously. This short post describes exactly want I did to increase students' goal awareness and to make them feel not only more excited about their goals but also more responsible and accountable for them. Read the details inside!

In order to make their goals more “personal,” my students spent some time at the beginning of the school year decorating their buntings.

It was a great way to hear why students thought they come to speech. It was also heart-warming to hear students talk about their long-term goals and to hear them make connections. We got to discuss how working on certain skills in speech might help them reach their goals.

I then used mini paper clips (yay Target Dollar Spot) to hang the buntings on my wall. How’s that for functional decoration?!

As an added bonus, when they meet a goal, they get to decorate their piece with stickers. I’m hoping that I have a bunting full of stars by the end of the year. 🙂

I’m also testing a variety of tools to increase students’ engagement in monitoring their progress. I’m excited to share that with you in the future!

If you would like to create your own speech/language goal bunting, enter your information below.

What strategies do you use to increase students’ awareness of their goals?

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